A report from NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth:

As you prepare to send your kids back to school, experts warn you need to think about more than supplies, clothes and bus schedules. You also need to think about identity theft. (Published Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015)

As you prepare to send your kids back to school, experts warn you need to think about more than supplies, clothes and bus schedules. You also need to think about identity theft.

School districts across North Texas request your child’s Social Security number along with all the other personal information identity thieves need.

And schools aren’t the only places where your child’s personal information is stored. One Richardson mother cringed as she counted the number places her children’s Social Security numbers had been requested. They included drama camps, sports camps and a number of doctors’ offices.

“It’s so frightening because you do everything and to keep your kids safe,” said Kelli Pawkett, a mother of two. “You teach him don’t talk to strangers; don’t go off with people that you don’t know. I mean, you teach them every safety precaution you can, and at the same time you’……….. continues on NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth.

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A report from WTAE Pittsburgh:

Pennsylvania State police in Washington County are investigating a case of identity theft and have released surveillance photos of the perpetrators, asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

VIDEO: Watch Ashlie Hardway’s report

Police said a skimming device was placed on the card reader of a gas pump at the Lone Pine One Stop Exxon Gas Station on Amity Ridge Road in Washington.

The victim’s compromised bank account information and PIN were used in July and August 2015 at several locations in the state of California and the Pittsburgh area, police said.

“It’s the only place I’ve used my PIN. I never use my PIN in the store. I use the credit function. When they called me to report it, they said my card was used in Barstow, California. It got reported the next morning,” John Knabb said. “It’s a shame. It really is. I have five kids, (and) one of them is handicapped. To take money from people like that is not right, not at all.”

The device is believed to have been removed from the pump in May 2015………… continues on WTAE Pittsburgh.

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